Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Gift of Life

As I type this, there is a 5-year-old girl I know who is receiving the ultimate gift - the gift of a heart and of a new life. And as her family rejoiced at the news that a donor had  been found, another family grieved for the loss of their loved one. 

Please keep both families in your thoughts today. 

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nana said...

Isn't that the craziest thing? I worked in a cardiac ICU where people were being kept alive while waiting for a heart... You get so attached to your patients and hope for a heart for them and then it hits you - someone died for this happiness. It's such a great gift.. I hope I die in such a way that I can donate organs. I also hope that it will be quick and relatively pain free :)

Rosalie Reibel said...

Amazing. Thank you for sharing this special moment.